Chocolate Ingredients Throw Off Cannabis Potency Tests, Researchers Say

By WeedMaps NewsLindsey Bartlett, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis.

Chocolate may be messing with cannabis potency testing, scientists are warning, and it could mean packaged edibles are understating THC content. 

A study published by the American Chemical Society (ACS) found that chemical components in chocolate might be interfering with cannabis potency test results. The findings come from researchers at CW Analytical, a California-based lab founded in 2009 that predominantly tests materials for marijuana growers, manufacturers, and dispensaries, in legal markets. 

CW Analytical focused its research on cannabis-infused chocolates because of the chocolate’s popularity as an ingredient in edibles. The study did not disclose the size of the

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